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bond denominated in the strongest currency in the world, the euro, paying 5.5%? i'll take spain over the united states at this point any day. >> all right. >> so don't agree at all. do not agree at all. look, retail sales in spain are down 9.7% year-over-year. they're seeing the biggest bank run in spain the globe has seen since the great depression. youth unemployment in spain is 55%. there is not a good reason to own spanish bonds here. [ overlapping speakers ] >> last time we were on together you were saying the world was going to end because greece was going to default and leave the euro. it's all over. europe's fine. just give it a break. that was last year's story. [ overlapping speakers ] >> europe is not fine. spain is in significantly worse position. they've taken on more debt into deteriorating economy. you tell me how that translates to this has all been fixed and this is all solved. it's not solved at all. [ overlapping speakers ] >> spain has about the same debt to gdp ratio as germany. that good enough for you? >> [ overlapping speakers ] >> hang on, fellows. let's not
whole >>> rain on christmas day, more showers into wednesday >>> it's been a difficult year in spain. one in four people there out of work, but it's ending with some christmas cheer. nearly 2,000 people hit the jackpot in the world's richest lottery. the story of el gordo is next on "cbs this morning." and it feels like your life revolves around your symptoms, ask your gastroenterologist about humira adalimumab. humira has been proven to work for adults who have tried other medications but still experience the symptoms of moderate to severe crohn's disease. in clinical studies, the majority of patients on humira saw significant symptom relief and many achieved remission. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events, such as infections, lymphoma or other types of cancer have happened. blood, liver and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions and new or worsening heart failure have occurred. before starting humira, your doctor should test you for tb. ask your doctor if you live in or have been to a region wher
. >> when it comes to improving grades, scientists in spain say girls have a leg up. they compared girls who walked or biked to school with girls who caught a ride. on average, the more physically active girls scored four points higher on math and verbal tests. the researchers say exercise made the difference, though they aren't sure why. it may have to do with increased blood flow to the brain. and here's something interesting -- exercise doesn't have the same effect on boys.  >> from one of the best cooking schools in the world to your kitchen, here's another easy and fun recipe from the culinary institute of america. >> hi, my name is aubrey, and today, i'm going to tell you and show you what to do with those old bananas. sometimes, we just buy way too many bananas, and before you can slice them all on your cereal, they turn black. today, i'm going to show you what you can do with those bananas instead of making banana bread. this recipe calls for frozen bananas, so let's pretend these are on their way out and kind of brown. we're going to peel the banana and put it into a freezer bag.
] how can power consumption in china, impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. >>> welcome back to squawk. happy monday. today in the "wall street journal" suggesting netflix could end up doomed with its success with children. netflix just for kids get more popular. companies like viacom get accurate. companies provide netflix with most of its content in a kids' focused section. the journal says at some point the suppliers will probably want to charge netflix more or they might even stop selling to netflix. that's been a huge problem for them when it comes to contend more broadly. >> time for the global markets report. kelly evans standing by in london. you rise above over
: for "smart is the new rich," i'm christine romans. >>> a small town in spain has hit the jackpot. we'll tell you about that in a moment. >>> and if you go out today, you can watch cnn from your mobile device. punch in cnn live or from your laptop, that is. punch in cnn.com/. excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assisnce, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. >>> president obama says he's optd meigsic a bill can be reached on the so-called fiscal cliff. the president and lawmakers left washington for the holidays, but leaders from both sides plan to return after christmas to try to hammer out a deal that would avoid tax hikes for millions of americans. >>> cold, windy, and snowy. that sums up the weather across much of the n
scoring a winning lottery ticket worth half million dollars. it is especially ailing in spain. a recap of a fox top story. u.s. marine veteran held in a mexican prison since august is back in the united states. john hammar was arrested in mexico while trying to bring in
in wales, portugal, spain, all over. we do not know why. we do not know what to do about it. i will give an answer that will interest and amuse the previous questioner. when two things coincided in late 18th-century england, a grain surplus, the result was a cheap gin and a social calamity. they passed a few laws, licensing laws, it did not help. what turned britain around was john wesley. methodism. converting the women of england -- [laughter] that is the way it worked. it is an odd thing for me to be saying. >> you talked about the virtues freedom requires. i worked in the field of education. if our major problem children come to school without virtues, it is the public school system the place to nurture that? i believe our society and culture does not nurture those virtues. how do we address that? >> this is a good question. the family is the smallest school. by the time all lots of negligently parentage, often at no-fault to the single mother, these children get to school, and it is too late. the chicago schoolteacher it says should its first graders who do not know numbers, shapes,
to improving grades, scientists in spain say girls have a leg up. they compared girls who walked or biked to school with girls who caught a ride. on average, the more physically active girls scored four points higher on math and verbal tests. the researchers say exercise made the difference, though they aren't sure why. it may have to do with increased blood flow to the brain. and here's something interesting -- exercise doesn't have the same effect on boys. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america... and to the republic for which it stands... one nation, under god... indivisible, with liberty... and justice for all. our disabled veterans pledged to sacrifice life and limb to ensure our way of life. now, they deserve our support. find out how you can help disabled veterans in your community. visit dav.org. of the united states of america... and to the republic for which it stands... one nation, under god... indivisible, with liberty... and justice for all. our disabled veterans pledged to sacrifice life and limb to ensure our way of life. now, they deserve our suppo
fix the over spending that is going to turn us into greece and spain. you talk about it all the time, it is so important we do that. even if we don't get rean elected it is so important -- reelected it is so important we do that we need all the leverage we got. >> sean: we are on our way to 20 trillion in debt. this is beyond fiscal cliff, this is a fiscal dive into i don't want to think where it can take us. >> some would say, if the dollar were not the international currency, we would have already been greece. >> sean: i brought up some ideas at the tkpweuplg of the program. i said okay, why don't we go for 200 billion in discretionary cuts to start, yes to entitlement reform, you agree? yes to serious tax reform? >> do i ever. when the president says fair share the perfect answer, flat tax. he has not made one pro bowsal that will have warren buffett paying the same as his secretary. it is called capital gains 15%. income tax is 15%. you make more, you pay more. you make less, you pay less. everybody pays their fair share. >> sean: same with value added tax after eliminating the f
in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. ro price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator working together to help improve your lung function all day. advair won't replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms and should not be used more than twice a day. people with copd taking advair may have a higher chance of pneumonia. advair may increase your risk of osteoporosis and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking advair. if you're still having difficulty breathing, ask your
are investigating. spain, police arrested 35 people near madrid and seized more than 12 tons of a product of can any-cannabis. supplying the european market. belgium, chocolateers, guiness world record certifying the creation. the candy makers saying it took more than 780 hours and 2700 pounds of chocolate to make. um-huh and that's a rap on this fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. >> harris: santa, please remember to pay your taxes. that's what tax officials are telling street entertainers in cash strapped ukraine. the government there facing $9 billion in debt repayments next year. so, people who dress up as santa claus can reportedly make up to 440 bucks an hour performing in the capitol the state tax service has reminded those holiday entertainers to file forms and pay their taxes. cannot tax checks on small businesses urging ukrainian citizens to report any tax dodging santas. would you want to be the one to turn in santa? it may have been the year of the dragon in china. 2012 was filled with all source of critters and their wild moments caught on camera. next, a look back at a big year in
. the crisis in europe is going to get dramatically worse in portugal, spain, italy. there is dysfunction in the european union. that's one place to look. that's going to encourage russia to make moves of its own, you mentioned south africa. south africa is not going in a good direction, it's supposed to be the most optimistic spot on the african continent. so i don't see many bright spots, maybe new zealand, but some say that even new seeland-- >> still ahead, counting to obamacare. big changes could be coming in 2013 for you and your family. thanks to the president's health care overhaul. we'll tell you what to expect when we come back. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't treat that. really? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ breathes deeply ] awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is. that's the cold truth! >> well, get ready, america, for the arrival of obamacare, some key provisions of the president's mammoth overhaul kick in come january and joe is here to tell you what to expect. or as we call the bill, j
dramatically worse. in portugal, spain, italy, there is deepening political dysfunction in the european union. thases one place to look -- that's one place to look. it will encourage russia to make moves of its own. you mentioned south africa. south africa is not going in a good direction. it was supposed to be the most optimistic spot on the african continent. i don't see many bright spots. maybe new zealand, but even the new zealand economy is heading south. >>> still ahead, counting down to obamacare. big changes could be coming in 2013 for you and your family thanks to the y president's health care overhaul. we'll tell you what to expect when we come back. >>> well, get ready, america, for the arrival of obamacare. key provisions of the mammoth health care overhaulro kick in. the editorial board member is here to tell you what to expect. or as we call the bill, joe, the lifetime employment act. so what can we expect this year? >> well, look, the bill ramps up starting in october 2013. so you are going to have three big changes. it is pouring out of the obama administration and regulation
. in portugal, spain, italy, there isening political dysfunction. that is going to encourage russia to make moves of its own. you mention south africa, south africa is not going in 'n a good direction. it was supposed to be the most optimistic spot. maybe new zealand but somebody told me they are heading south. >> paul: coming down to obamacare. big changes may be coming for 2013 for you and your family thanks to the president's healthcare overhaul. we'll tell you what to expect when we come back. ly? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ breathes deeply ] awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is. that's the cold truth! time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you realldon't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it findone, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all youeed is a magic carriage. citi pri
against the euro bothered me personally a little bit. i'll be in spain next month. i wanted to get good rates, but also, you know, we see commodities being a problem, but, at the same time, the dollar is corroborated making people look and say, like, what's going on, bigger at play, a guest earlier talk about today, you know, somebody had something in mine here so a lot of times it's hard to tell where the ideas are coming from, but -- liz: uup, how the dollar trades against a basket of stocks, and what matters to you here when you look at the numbers? i mean if you see what's happening, this the bottoming out there, but when you look at what's happening, i get a sense that with the uup, if you put out what time level do you want? a three month for example? >> a three month, we see that we made a lot of gains against the euro earlier in the summer, and, now, you know, in the way gold was all over the place, but now, i guess, people are looking for end of the year plays. uncertainties, still, i think with all of these long term gapes. liz: bobby, you look at names as hedges. now, for exa
perfect timing. >> that is great. >>> a very merry christmas for lottery winners all across spain. how many people, won the annual el gordo contest and the big prize they will be sharing. card hassles? introducing chase liquid. the reloadable card that's easy to activate and can be used right away. plus, you can load cash or checks at any chase depositfriendly atm and checks right from your smartphone. get rid of prepaid problems. get chase liquid. >>> well, spain's famous el gordo lottery created a dozen big winners and we want to show you video of this morning's drawing which was awarded to people in 15 towns and cities with prizes of more than a half million dollars each. thousands of other ticket holders will claim smaller prizes. spain's christmas time lottery is marking its 00th -- 200th anniversary this year. >>> two national store chains are featuring around the clock shopping events this holiday season. macy's started a 48-hour sale yesterday morning. macy's stores will stay open continuously today and tomorrow. closing at midnight tomorrow night. most macy's stores will reope
and spain and everywhere else that happens to be in deficit. the reason is, the federal- state, especially after 1929 plays the role of the regulator of surplus and deficit recycling around the land. let me give you a simple example. we are in seattle. boeing is sponsoring the lectures. when boeing goes to washington to give a contract for the next generation jet or whatever, they may get it. they do get it. but there are some things attached. like for instance, we want a factory that builds the wings are the engines in tennessee or missouri or arizona. in the deficit regions. this is not philanthropy. this is an act of recycling surplus so the surpluses of the surplus state can continue to be created, produced. you may recall that in the 1920s, internationally, we had a gold standard. fixed exchange rates. it is like having a single economy. -- a single currency. that gold standard creates a a degree of growth, together with the emergence of state corporations like edison that allows the bankers to run riot, and to reach far too much into the future to bring value to the peasant and to re
the law expected to be challenged in a constitutional court. in spain in 2010 the catalonia and assembly narrowly rejected a proposed ban on a burke got in all public places reversing an earlier vote. similar laws are in progress in italy as well. in switzerland after a campaign designed to appeal to fears of a muslim takeover, a popular referendum voted by 57% to ban the construction of minarets associated with mosques, despite the fact that very few mosques in switzerland actually have minarets, there are only four minarets and the whole country on of 150 mosques and in consequence the architectural issue is clearly symbolic. in july of 2011, terror struck northern europe. murdered approximately 76 people in twin attacks bombing barbara and -- government buildings and shooting young representatives of the labor party who had gathered on the island for a youth camp. he confessed to the crimes but claims that he is not at fault, at least on the day of the attacks, 1500 page manifesto in which he outlined a series -- a theory supporting his actions based on the idea that europe must fight
power consumption in china, impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine living your life with less chronic low back pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not approved for children under 18. people taking maois or thioridazine or with uncontrolled glaucoma should not take cymb
every day. impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. >>> let me finish tonight with this. here's a "hardball" take away for you. think about the role played this past election year by percentages. remember one percent? that was the battle cry of the movement. that one percent that focused on the very top of this country's economic pile had a lot of influence. it persuaded a lot of fair bs. here's another one. eight percent. obama hadn't gotten that unemployment rate down below that number, he would have had a far harder time winning last month. i believe i said this earlier in the campaign. if it was under agt, obama would become the faif rit. if not, he wouldn't. ma imag
. this kind of outcome is common in spain as the country's lottery concentrates on shared payouts instead of one big jackpot. and prince william and duchess of cambridge breaking with royal tradition this year, spending christmas with her family. royal insiders say the pregnant duchess will likely get more rest at home with her family than at the queen's annual christmas gathering. >> i'm not sure i would give up that christmas party. a texas lawmaker is working to bring back the reason for the season, and pre-filing the merry christmas bill and legislatures he hopes will allow teachers and school administrators to use the word "christmas" without fear of retribution. brennan todd has more from the affiliate. >> i hope they bring it back. >> reporter: she says her daughter could never understand why when she was in elementary school they had a holiday tree, but couldn't call it a christmas tree. >> i think they should have that right and they should say whatever they can. >> reporter: what lawmaker wants to take that fear of saying or displaying religious messages out of the school sys
treatment for his spain not a pill, but a plant. cannabis also known at marijuana. for the most part he gross his own at his home in california central valley. when he wants to try out new varieties or buy plants makes the two hour drive to harbor side health center in oakland. >> what's the best that you have on the top shelf? >> guaranteed good clean medicine, quality, just a nice safe haven, people feel safe coming here. like going to your neighborhood vcs or anywhere else, any neighborhood pharmacy. >> harbor side offers patients about 250 different strengths of cannabis in different forms. including edible, tinctures and creams. big business. they brought in $25 million in sales. money that cofounder steve deangelo would end up on the street. >> we have taken $25 million a year of illegal drug sales off the streets of oakland and brought them in to harbor side. >> deangelo has been a marijuana activists since he was a teenager. says when he moved to california in 2001 there weren't many places for patients to buy marijuana safely. >> i started harbor side to create a model of be
maybe, the worst is finally past, there's some hideous headline out of greece or portugal or spain or italy that the comes back with a vengeance and the s&p gets bashed down by a torrent of selling. that's why it's so important to prepare yourself and your stocks for the next catastrophe around the corner. expected or unexpected, so that you can make money in any market, or at least lose less and not just when things are going smoothly. you have to build this stuff into what i call your world view. you have to assume that somewhere, sometime, something will go wrong. i'm not saying you should be a super skeptic perma-bear, not at all. over the course of my 31-plus years in this business i've seen the averages climb way too way, watched the market make people way too much money to ever be that cynical and close-minded. being negative all the time has not historically been a lucrative strategy, and i don't see any reason why that should change now. there are a handful of incredibly smart, professional short sellers, hats off, able to turn pessimism into profits but i don't recommend
flights yet, from switzerland to spain, and then across the mediterranean to morocco and back. for the flight around the world, they will be in the air 20 days and 20 nights... >> bonjour, le maroc! ( cheers and applause ) >> simon: ...with several stops so the pilots can take turns. flying over the swiss alps is pleasant enough, but think about it-- i can't move, i can't stand up. and if you want to think about a really pleasant thought, the toilet is built into the seat so you've got to figure out how to do that one way or another. andre has already done this for 72 hours, but when the time comes for the big flight, it'll take five days and five nights over the pacific. nothing like that has ever been done in a plane before. and there is nothing they can do now to make it less dangerous. the plane is so light, a bad storm could dump it into the pacific. it likes the sun but isn't fond of clouds. the cockpit is an oven by day and an ice box by night. and the plane itself can be temperamental. it flies well at 30 miles an hour, but can stall if the speed drops to 23. and it ca
pay. that sounds kind. you got to pay people if you fire them. in spain, the old rule was 3 1/2 years. so nobody is going to hire somebody 'cause if you don't like them, you got to pay them for more than 3 years. >> steve: it wasn't progressive. so if you had just been an employee for a certain number of years or something like that, you get an automatic 3 1/2 year severance? >> no, it doesn't take effect unless you've worked there for a year. so lots of people -- >> steve: wait a minute. you work there one year? >> that's right. now they've shortened. they'll only have to pay $200,000. no wonder spain has a 25% unemployment rate and they're rioting. >> steve: what about what the government is trying to do with the disabled? >> again, well intended. all kinds of surprise unintended consequences. in europe again, italy is poor. you have 15 employees, fine. you have a 16th employee, must be disabled. have 51 flows, 7% must be disabled. it just cripples the flexible of the work force. well intended, but that's why they have riots there. >> steve: listen, europe is great because they have
translate. a town in southeast spain is cleaning up after revelers battled it out with flour, eggs, and -- wait for it -- firecrackers. the annual flour/egg/firecracker fight takes place on december 28 and celebrates spain's equivalent of april fool's day. to recap, that is flour, eggs, and firecrackers. jud . >> do they combine? >> yeah, like bisquick a la requirecrackers. >> some story meetings -- >> maybe next year. >> maybe. we'll see. >> thanks. >>> dylan dreyer has a check of the national forecast. good morning. >> good morning to you guys. yeah, talking about snow in the northeast. rain in the southeast. and right smack dab in the middle of the country, it looks nice and sunny. it will be cold. temperatures only in the 20s and 30s. we are looking again at most areas in the northeast around one to three inches. we're not talking about a lot of flag or a lot of wind -- flooding or a lot of wind. southeastern massachusetts will be a jackpot area where we could end up with about six to nine inches of snow. the southeast will see the rain mostly through this morning. it will be h
is going on in greece and spain and portugal. it leads to these unemployment rates of 20% in some of these countries. host: mr. bivens? guest: that is not what caused the debt in those countries. i think it shows they do not have an independent monetary policy. they cannot have an independent central bank that just prints money the way that we do. i think it is the un-wisdom of the currency union. there is no evidence that countries that our welfare states are in bigger trouble. with the previous caller, i totally agree. the skills of workers more unemployed is not much of to an employer's. -- employers. if there is was this unmet demand for skilled workers out there and employees had openings but there were not the right people, you would see wages spiking in all sorts of occupations. i do not see wages spiking in any sector of the economy right now. the idea that there is this diagnosis that, it is too bad you people are not employed, you people do not have the right skills, there is no evidence that is going on. host: jim on the republican line, from maine. caller: i thank unem
. and this guy says, yeah, mayans are trending. what a comeback, take that, spain. another person says, i got a message from sallie mae that tomorrow's apocalypse will not alter my student loans. and one says after tomorrow it's just cockroaches and regis. >> enjoy the end of the world, everybody. here's your polka. ♪ ♪ politics and foreign wars, all the weather, all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the "world news now" polka ♪ ♪ businesses from tokyo, that's the world of polka ♪ ♪ it's late at night and you're wide awake and you're not wearing pants ♪ ♪ have some fun, be a pal, do the "world news" polka ♪ ♪ that's the "world news" polka ♪ ♪ we're stuck here on the overnight, but that's okay because when he comes down the chimney we say hi to santa claus ♪ ♪ get us off this midnight shift ♪ ♪ that's the "world news "polka ♪ ♪ we wish you seasons greetings and the best of everything ♪ ♪ that's our christmas gift to you ♪ ♪ it's the "world news" polka do the "world news" polka ♪ >>> this morning on "world news now," solemn remembrance. today's national tri
production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. we wrap it up with best advice. >> the best advice from singer/songwriter/american idol contestant adam lambert. >> the best advice i got, keep your eye on the prize. don't let anything distract you. you have a goal, take a risk and go after it. and don't let anything slow you down. don't let anything compromise that journey. head straight toward the goal. >> always bring your eye liner. >> yes. clearly. >> a lot of advice in that clip. >> and a lot of eye liner. >> he wears it well. >> that is all for "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. "starting point" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invesest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. >> good morning. 7:26 on this tuesday, december 18. i am cynne simpson. you can drive a little faster major d.c.al commuter routes. stretches of several roads including new york avenue, capitolurg road, north street, and canal road. speed limits on parts of benning 295 were raised last month. an apparent home invasion and shooting in fort washington. suspects broke into a loflin road home overnight. the man confronted the then shot him. cash and jewelry. the man is expected to survive. news channel 8 will have more in in a fewbeginning minutes. get a look at today's commute with jamee whitten. good morning. >> good m
now. xetra dax up a quarter. cac 40 up around two thirds. ibex up half of 1% as well. spain have officially applied for bailout money. it is keeping yields well contained at the moment. 5.25%. a long way below that 6% level. italian yields also very well contained. lower today 4.41%. and the betting now is can spain keep from having to go for an official omt bailout to beyond the german elections which is scheduled september to october next year. so that's the game we play despite they have will have i issuance in 2013. gilt yields, chancellor statement coming out tomorrow. construction pmi today a little bit weaker. concerns over the uk economy. so we'll see how investors take to what's probably going to be a loosening up of the budget targets the chancellor set when they came into power. so we'll keep our eyes on that. and at the moment today, more talks in brussels. the greeks now getting their buy back program approved 37 trying to sort out a single supervisor. i think these talks will be fairly tricky because there is a majority who bt with a tant the be supervisor for all t
% in spain. there was an italian debt auction that went over well. that's helping sentiment. the owner of zara, one of the strongest retailers in europe, out with sales. you see that their shares are down. even though their nine-month sales figure was up 17% year on year, they said so far in the fourth quarter that figure was slowing to something in the range of 15%. so still a strong set of figures from inbitex. if you're concerned about the consumer, but not as strong as we have seen in the past. that's what's happening in spain. i want to draw your attention -- use guys were talking about unions. here's a union story that tells something about the rebalancing in the eurozone. potentially germany. we know with the xetera dax up .3%. and almost 30% this year. investors see if the euro project hangs together, it's going to mean renation in germany. that is some wage inflation, some price inflation. the public sector union verde, powerful union, along with some others with its contract up at the end of the year is asking, guys, for a 6.5% pay rise next year. it got about 2.5% for the la
, but which is what is going on in greece and spain and portugal. it leads to these unemployment rates of 20% in some of these countries. host: mr. bivens? guest: that is not what caused the debt in those countries. spain had a lower gdp debt ratio than we did. i think it shows they do not have an independent monetary policy. they cannot have an independent central bank that just prints money the way that we do. i think it is the un-wisdom of the currency union. there is no evidence that countries with bigger welfare states are in bigger trouble. with the previous caller, i totally agree. the skills of workers more unemployed is not much of to an employers. if there is was this unmet demand for skilled workers out there and employees had openings but there were not the right people, you would see wages spiking in all sorts of occupations. i do not see wages spiking in any sector of the economy right now. the idea that there is this diagnosis that, it is too bad you people are not employed, you people do not have the right skills, there is no evidence that is going on. host: jim on the republ
, it is more important to make all the fiscal cuts them back as greece and spain know, when people do not trust your debt, weak issue too much debt. if everyone heads to the door like china and other is, our debt is really going to go up. host: should the raising of the debt ceiling be tied to these overall conversations or is that too dangerous? you talk about people shied away from your debt. caller: yes. you are going to have a tipping point that people are blind to. since 1847 with popular delusions and the madness of crowds when you get a contagion in there, you do not know what is going to be. people are going to run for the door. it is just stupid. they should have done the tax cuts first and then see if they need to raise taxes. the more sound policy is to cut some savings first to even see if we have to raise taxes. host: here is the statement put out by the white house yesterday. it actually promises to lower rates for the wealthy and sticks the middle class with the bell. bill. susan in pennsylvania, a democratic caller. welcome to the conversation. caller: what i am thinking is the
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on with the same-sex marriage, and scandinavia and holland and spain, the age of content -- consent is 12. do we want 12 year-old in some cases marion adults? host: we will leave it there. inauguration day is set for january. "the washington post" looks at funding. one more call from maine, this is michael on the republican line. caller: i wanted to bring to light that the separation of church and state is people bring up, it is far-fetched. the state of our country is wrapped up in everything we do. the constitution was set up to give guidelines for the with the country should be run. up until recent times of enter history, kids in school still did the pledge of allegiance, which we cannot do any more. it is not accepted. i think the federal court should tackle the gay rights issue. when you do this, you have a generational gap. there will be people growing up in households where they know nothing different from two moms or two that's it. it would just be normal. -- two das. it is not something i believe in. my wife believes in it. that is a touchy subject for us. they cannot produce children.
, spain, great britain and mexico. they were found on the issue of slavery in the territory and southern nationalism. when you think about the jefferson-jackson party formation what they had was truly affect. bottled up along the eastern seaboard and they gained control over course of 50 years of the entire continent, the pacific. there is no possibility is that americans could settle that territory of the time. the the united states gained control of the arizona territory in 1846. it didn't become a state until 1914. the louisiana purchase the would begin to settle it in the 1850's when the slavery issue for the country apart. the republican regime orchestrated the industrialization of the nation based on the concept of economic liberty, the tariff and the gold standard. in 1865 the united states was an agricultural country about 30 million. when they were overthrown and was a highly industrialized country and probably the most prosperous country in the world. that wasn't six ackley known by americans at the time. >> i met the party platforms of the republican party and the democratic
this fiscal fundamentalism that has been practiced in greece, spain, portugal, right now, with massive cuts will be good for the u.s. economy, they are sadly mistaken. $300 billion, that could spike unemployment in the teens. that kind of recession would not be one from which the economy could easily read resurrect consumer spending. host: ed is on the line. caller: how are you? observing the president over the past four years, it seems he is delivering on what he promised, which is he was coined to fundamentally change america. through these economic policies of the spending program, the growing dependency on government by not only individuals but corporations, it seems he is getting what he wants. it seems to me that going over the clip will just be another blow to the u.s. economy, which will help his political position. it seems the dependency -- it seems dependency has been the game. americans have to rely more on the political class to save them more dependent they become one government. it is frightening. the president is going to fundamentally change america. he is delivering on its
, and spain and italy, and france. they all grow slow of the they have extremely high unemployment rates. we would have a slow economy and high unemployment forever if we taxed ourselves like that. gregg: all right. >> this idea that somehow you can't tax the middle class or we won't, it's impossible. if we keep --. gregg: that is a bad idea, right, i get it. i get it. vat. that i get. >> value-added tax is the worst thing. gregg: brian, what is the solution? >> yeah. i, well, if i were king for a day and told to make the economy grow faster, i would cut the size of our federal government. we need to cut spending everywhere because, the best our economy has done in the last 30 years is during the '80s and '90s. that's when ronald reagan and bill clinton cut spending. i would take the clinton tax rates, right now, i would take them. gregg: really. >> they won't hurt the economy, if, i got clinton's spending. he spent one-third less on federal government than barack obama is today, one-third less. we've increased the size of the government by over 33%. gregg:er hereby announce you king for a d
and france are about to go in recession. when you have a shaky economy, piling on taxes does not work. spain's has been raising taxes. we have not seen anything like this with governments deliberately raising taxes on a scale since the early 1930's. they should be going in the opposite direction. they are putting more burdens on the private economies. host: somebody who may be in your income group wrote an op-ed about a month ago and this is part of it. i want to get your reaction. guest: in terms of income and what people effectively pay in tax rates, people and higher incomes pay effective tax rates three times those earning middle incomes in this country. salaried income versus capital gains gets confused. capital gains are no sure things. it is a high-risk proposition. there has always been a lower rate for capital gains. you would see this economy crater and hope of investment and go by the boards. bill clinton lowered the tax rates. to reverse that trend, that was a bad decade, the 1970 's. we have seen that in other countries. raise the rates and you get less investment and a lower st
go with the resignation of mario monti. greece is higher. por sh gal is higher. spain is higher. it's a good day for -- investor sentiment.strongly it was revealed today. optimism over what the fed is going to do in the united states tomorrow. optimism there will be a deal on the fiscal cliff. you have optimism that the recapitalization of the banks is going to be delayed by another year according to the bank of italy. and you have optimism as well on mar of election promises as we now face the pros wekt of a much earlier election in italy. to that end it is fascinating. sylvia berlusconi has come out today warning about the germano center of politics. in other words, too much of a focus on what is happening from germany and the austerity inspired by angela merkel. in particular, he is drawing attention to this. which is the spread of the extra that investors demand to hold italian bonds over german bonds. i've shown this to you a couple times. over the last year it's been a mainstay of a lot of the italian business broadcasts internally. they say our bonds are currently trading so
, and in my state, at least from two countries, spain and germany, we have been able to export -- or import jobs -- or i should say import the ability to create jobs through foreign investment in my state for the component manufacturing. so it's been a success so many ways. and maybe one other thing that ought to be emphasized at this time where some of our members and maybe more members in the other body seem to be more cynical about any sort of investment in green energy because of solyndra and other places where taxpayer money has gone in the way of grants and then there has been immediate bankruptcy so the wasting of the taxpayers' money. there is no -- absolutely no benefit from the wind energy tax credit unless you actually produce electricity from it. so it's not going to be one of these situations where taxpayer money through a tax incentive is going to go to some company and not reap the benefits of it, the end result in this case being the production of wind energy. the production tax credit for wind is working and should be a part of the effort in washington to get more americans
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